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Governor vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies

Added 10-01-20 01:03:01am EST - “Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, citing controversy over the model curriculum.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Governor vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, citing controversy over the model curriculum.

Assemblyman Jose Medina, a fellow Democrat, criticized the veto of his bill as “a failure to push back against the racial rhetoric and bullying of Donald Trump.”

Newsom said he supports the ethnic studies concept, but cited ongoing discussions and revisions on what should be included in the classes.

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An early version of the model curriculum last year “was insufficiently balanced and inclusive and needed to be substantially amended,” he said in his veto message. And Newsom said he believes the latest draft, which is under review, “still needs revision.”

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